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All the KeyNote speakers on our directory are screened by our recruitment team. They are inspirational thought-leaders, and experienced and accomplished speakers. Our teams are here to advise you on the most suitable speaker for your event. You can rest assured that you will get the inspirational subject-matter expert that you are looking for. Our speakers have typically spoken to large audiences (hundreds of people). In addition, we are training experts and thought-leaders to inspire from stage.

Are you looking for thought leaders and experts in the areas of leadership, marketing, HR, diversity and inclusion, technology, finance, sustainability, transformation, politics, mindfulness, or sexual health? We have them all! You can have a diverse and balanced speaker panel at your next conference, convention, or corporate gathering.


Karolina Gwinner

Karolina is a high-energy and performance-driven leadership keynote speaker. She empowers leaders, executives, and C-suite to thrive by becoming more intentional, mindful, and resilient. As a result, they can unleash the best in themselves and their teams and make a bigger positive impact on their organisations. Karolina is the Knowledge Partner of Women Leaders Institute.     Since 2016 she has been collaborating with the Women in Leadership Conference in APAC and her workshops have proven to be extremely popular with leaders at all levels. Karolina co-authored the book titled “Breakthrough: Secrets of Growth, Happiness, And Bouncebacks from Women Around the World” which aims at helping leaders discover what truly matters to them and find the courage to act on it. She is also a Speaker Training Lead for KeyNote Women Speakers, a member of Asia Professional Speakers Association APSS and Global Speakers Federation GSF.     Karolina developed her expertise while living in five different countries and working for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard in Germany, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of New York Mellon in Ireland. Karolina has worked with leaders of top organisations including Mastercard, Adobe Systems, Fuji Xerox, PwC, Mazars, Agilent, Roche, MSD, Shell, Honeywell, DB Schenker, PGIM, AIA, Swiss Re, NETS, DBS, Willis Towers Watson, Columbia Threadneedle, Changi Airport. Karolina is well known for her engaging speaking style, contagious energy, and immense passion for helping leaders unleash their full leadership potential. 





Magdalena Poulin

Magdalena is a recognized expert on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She helps organizations create inclusive cultures, and systemic and sustainable changes and frequently speaks at industry and leadership conferences on transforming organizations and teams through active allyship, belonging, mentorship, change management, inclusive leadership, intersectionality, and creating shared value. Her international career, culturally diverse family, and experiences of exclusion stemming from an intersection of her cultural heritage, linguistic background, gender, age, family, and caregiver status, inspire her keynotes and provide a catalyst for social change.   Keynotes & Programs:  Inclusion by Design: Identity, Privilege & Intersectionality   Moving from Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership   Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging at Scale: Impact Through Sustainable, Systemic Change and Shared Value  Embracing Equity: Systemic vs Behavioral Equity  Resilience by Design: Leading with Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness     Magdalena has over 15 years of diversified and multinational work experience in the EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Oceania regions. Currently based at Macquarie University, she oversees the design and implementation of the Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, builds strategic partnerships, and fosters a culture of belonging. Prior to Macquarie University, she designed Diversity & Inclusion strategies and large-scale programs at AIG, HP, and EMC.   Magdalena seeks to transform workplaces and cultures through people, governance, and technology. She is passionate about empowering underrepresented communities and bridging the gaps of inequitable access to resources and opportunities. Magdalena is one of the Founding Members of KeyNote, a non-profit organization that aims to promote gender diversity on speaking stages and she founded the Two-Way Mentoring Program at PrimeTime, Business and Professional Women’s Association in Singapore.  Having lived in 6 countries, Magdalena is a global citizen who currently lives in Sydney with her partner and two children. In her leisure time, she mentors women globally leads KeyNote Women Oceania chapter expansion, and volunteers at a Polish Community Language School in Sydney. Magdalena likes staying active through aerial arts, yoga, and rock climbing, and she loves traveling around the world with her family.   






Ruchi Parekh

Ruchi is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Lawyer by training. She is also an NLP Practitioner and an Accredited Belbin Facilitator. She helps high-potential professionals build emotional resilience and a positive mindset to get to the next level in their lives, professionally and personally. Her main objective is to help clients move forward and find fulfillment & success in all the roles they play.     Expertly guiding individuals through this transition, Ruchi makes her clients feel empowered and accomplished. Her coaching style is results-oriented, ensuring clients experience a paradigm shift that allows them to achieve & maintain their own long-term results. Through unleashing the potential of each human, Ruchi enables individuals to be the best they can. Ruchi has worked with leaders in various industries including Financial Services, Legal, Media, Technology, and Human Resources, and has been featured in the Asian Money Guide for the 50 Power Women of Asia issue.      She has delivered talks at the Bar Council of the High Court of India, MNCs, NPOs, and Women's Organizations. In her talks and workshops, Ruchi emphasizes a collaborative approach to ensure that the personal development coaching she is delivering resonates with each unique organization and individual. She supports executives and employees to improve individual, team, and company performance with a focus on wellbeing, stress management, and productivity. Ruchi has won the Emerging Executive Coach of the year 2022 award.      



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